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July 2017 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 

Second Adir F-35I Squadron is on the horizon for Israeli Air Force

Second Adir F-35I Squadron is on the horizon for Israeli Air Force
 
Second Adir F 35I Squadron on the horizon Israeli Air Force 1
After seven months of integration and preparation for IOC (Initial Operational Capability), the second “Adir” F-35I Squadron is on the horizon as its establishment team is expected to begin working next summer
 

USAF Bombers Conduct Bilateral Missions with Allies in Response to North Korean ICBM Launch

USAF Bombers Conduct Bilateral Missions with Allies in Response to North Korean ICBM Launch
 
US Air Force B 1B Lancer North Korea ICBM
In response to North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs and as a part of the continuing demonstration of ironclad U.S. commitment to our allies, two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers under the command of U.S. Pacific Air Forces, joined their counterparts from the Republic of Korea and Japanese air forces in a sequenced bilateral missions July 29.
 

Rockwell Collins awarded three-year contract for CRIIS program

Rockwell Collins awarded three-year contract for CRIIS program
 
CRIIS Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins was recently awarded an Interim Contractor Support (ICS) contract by the CRIIS System Program Office at Eglin Air Force Base that includes field support, repair and security maintenance of the currently fielded CRIIS program. The program will allow test ranges to stay certified under the new Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the legacy Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).
 

Two More Rafale Multirole Fighter Jets Delivered to Egypt

Two More Rafale Multirole Fighter Jets Delivered to Egypt
 
Rafale Egypt Air Force
Egypt received two more Rafale fighter jets from France today. This the fourth batch of a deal signed in February 2015. The two aircraft are Rafale C, single seater variants. Eleven Rafale have been delivered to date. The Egyptian Air Force expects three more aicraft by the end of the year.
 

Lockheed Martin F-35s Surpass 100,000 Flight Hours, System Development On Track

Lockheed Martin F-35s Surpass 100,000 Flight Hours, System Development On Track
 
Lockheed Martin F-35s Surpass 100,000 Flight Hours, System Development On Track
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft fleet recently exceeded 100,000 flight hours while the F-35 Integrated Test Force teams are completing the remaining requirements in the program's System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase.
 

Embraer KC-390 Military Airlifter Successfully Concludes World Demonstration Tour

Embraer KC-390 Military Airlifter Successfully Concludes World Demonstration Tour
 
The new multi-mission military transport and tanker jet, the KC-390, concluded this week a successful 40-day demonstration tour. During this tour it flew over 19 countries and was presented to nine nations in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. In total, 130 flawless flight hours were recorded, including several demonstration flights with representatives of potential operators.
The new multi-mission military transport and tanker jet, the KC-390, concluded this week a successful 40-day demonstration tour. During this tour it flew over 19 countries and was presented to nine nations in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. In total, 130 flawless flight hours were recorded, including several demonstration flights with representatives of potential operators.
 

Boeing lands $27mn order for Block 2 MH-47G helicopter production preliminary work

Boeing lands $27mn order for Block 2 MH-47G helicopter production preliminary work
 
The US-based defense giant Boeing has been awarded a $27 million order for a IDIQ contract for non-recurring engineering effort to prepare to manufacture Block 2 MH-47G special operations helicopter, the US Department of Defense announced on July 13.
 

China's CH-5 UAV production model completes maiden flight

China's CH-5 UAV production model completes maiden flight
 
The mass-production model of China's unmanned aerial vehicle CH-5, or "Rainbow 5", completed its first test flight in north China's Hebei Province Friday. Introduced at Air Show China 2016 in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai last year, the CH-5 can conduct reconnaissance, surveillance, patrol, target positioning and strike missions, according to its developer.
 

RCAF CC-130J starts airlift missions in support of Coalition against Daesh

RCAF CC-130J starts airlift missions in support of Coalition against Daesh
 
A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CC-130J Super Hercules conducted its first sortie as a new contribution to Operation IMPACT on July 12, enhancing tactical airlift capabilities within the Middle East region in support of the Global Coalition.
 

Eurofighter Typhoon successfully completes first live firing of Brimstone missile

Eurofighter Typhoon successfully completes first live firing of Brimstone missile
 
The first live firing of MBDA’s Brimstone air-to-surface missile from a Eurofighter Typhoon has been successfully completed as part of ongoing development work to significantly upgrade the capability of the aircraft. The trial is part of work to integrate the Phase 3 Enhancement (P3E) package for Typhoon, which will also deliver further sensor and mission system upgrades.
 

KBR lands 3-year contract for US Army's CH-47 Chinook fleet support

KBR lands 3-year contract for US Army's CH-47 Chinook fleet support
 
KBR, Inc. announced on July 13 that its global government services business, KBRwyle, has been awarded a three-year task order to provide programmatic support to the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office (PEO) for Aviation at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. The Army awarded this cost-plus-fixed-fee task order under the Defense Systems Technical Area Task (DSTAT) contract.
 

UK MoD announces $51 mn investment to improve Typhoon fighter DASS suite

UK MoD announces $51 mn investment to improve Typhoon fighter DASS suite
 
The UK Defence Secretary announced yesterday an investment of £40 million to improve the defence of the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet sustaining over 100 British jobs.The contract, announced at today’s Airpower Conference in London, has been awarded to UK-based company Leonardo and will upgrade the aircraft’s Defensive Aids Sub System (DASS).
 

First Mi-28NM combat helicopter unit to be formed in East Siberia

First Mi-28NM combat helicopter unit to be formed in East Siberia
 
A new helicopter regiment will be formed near Chita in the Trans-Baikal Territory in East Siberia, the Izvestiya newspaper reported. The regiment will be the first to receive Mil Mi-28NM (NATO reporting name: Havoc) attack helicopters, according to the newspaper.
 

Thailand approves delivery of eight additional T-50TH advanced trainers

Thailand approves delivery of eight additional T-50TH advanced trainers
 
The Thai cabinet on Tuesday acknowledged the air force's planned procurement of eight trainer aircraft from South Korea, according to air force spokesman AVM Pongsak Semachai. During a weekly cabinet meeting at Government House chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the planned purchase of the second batch of T-50TH jet trainers was acknowledged by the cabinet.
 

TAI delivers first center fuselage for Turkey's F-35A fighter jets

TAI delivers first center fuselage for Turkey's F-35A fighter jets
 
Turkish Aerospace Industries, a Northrop Grumman Corporation second-source supplier based in Ankara, Turkey, has delivered the first center fuselage to be used in the production of the first Turkish F-35 Lightning II aircraft, the compagny said on July 13.
 

US approves $101 mn FMS from Australia for RAAF F/A-18F upgrades

US approves $101 mn FMS from Australia for RAAF F/A-18F upgrades
 
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for upgrades for the RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft for an estimated cost of $101.4 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said on July 11.
 

South Korea unveils AESA radar prototype for homegrown KF-X fighter project

South Korea unveils AESA radar prototype for homegrown KF-X fighter project
 
South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on Thursday unveiled a prototype of an advanced radar for its homegrown fighter jet project, demonstrating the radar’s initial capabilities amid the military’s efforts to complete the development of the fighter jets by 2026.
 

BAE Systems Chosen to Provide Electronic Warfare Suite for USSOCOM C-130s

BAE Systems Chosen to Provide Electronic Warfare Suite for USSOCOM C-130s
 
BAE Systems Chosen to Provide Electronic Warfare Suite for US SOCOM C-130s
The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has selected BAE Systems to provide new electronic warfare (EW) systems for its fleet of AC/MC-130J aircraft. BAE Systems will upgrade the aircraft’s survivability equipment with the capability to detect, identify, locate, deny, degrade, disrupt, and defeat various threats that aircrews encounter in hostile and challenging environments.
 

Draken deploys L-159s to Nellis AFB in support of USAF Adversay Air contract

Draken deploys L-159s to Nellis AFB in support of USAF Adversay Air contract
 
Draken International, operator of the largest privately-owned fleet of ex-military aircraft in the world, has deployed 11 L-159 Advanced Light Combat Aircraft (ALCA) to Nellis Air Force Base to provide direct adversary support to the company’s USAF Adversary Air (ADAIR) contract.
 

Barhain selects Lockheed Martin's Sniper targeting pod for its F-16 fleet

Barhain selects Lockheed Martin's Sniper targeting pod for its F-16 fleet
 
Lockheed Martin received a direct commercial sale contract from the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) to provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for its F-16 fleet, becoming the 25th international customer for the program, the US-based defense giant announced on Monday.
 

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